Izu Hike's staff have moved to Fuji Five Lakes to focus on our business offering guided hikes to the summit of Mt Fuji, as well as bike tours and winery tours in the mountain's foothills. Find us there at www.fujibiketour.com.
Although we will be located too far away to continue offering Izu Hike's single-day tours, we would be happy to meet requests for multi-day hiking and biking tours in Izu. If you're interested in a multi-day tour in Izu, contact us.
Beech Forest HikeDifficulty: Moderate
Duration: 5 to 7 hours
Length: 15 km (9 mi)
Terrain: Forest paths and country roads
Elevation gain: 800 m (2,600 ft)
Trailhead elevation: 600 m (2,000 ft)
Summit elevation: 1400 m (4,600 ft)
Shade: Mostly full shade, with a few segments in full sun
Accessible seasons: Spring to Fall
Camping allowed: Yes
Departs from: Kawazu City
Transportation to trailhead: Bus and train (or car or bike, if you own or rent)
Guide fee: ¥5,500/person for 3 or more people, ¥8,000/person for 2 people or ¥16,000 for 1 person
Other costs: Bus and train fare (¥2,400/person round trip from Kawazu Station)
Description: This journey begins with the ascent described in the Mountain Lake Hike and then continues on to the summit of the highest mountain in Izu. Walk among breathtaking white beech trees matted with emerald moss, and weave through azaleas that are decked with red blooms in Spring. As forest canopy gives way to open sky near the peak, gaze out across the lush peninsula at deep blue bays and islands on the horizon.